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Practice Notes

Update: Funmi Oyeneyn 2013 Middle Temple Scholar

Jan 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Practice Notes

Funmi Oyeneyn was our 2013 Middle Temple Anglo-American Scholar.  We are pleased to announce that Funm Oyeneyn, a barrister at the bar of England and Wales,  is now a US lawyer at the New York Bar. Since her puillage in 2013 we have kept a continuing relationship with since her pupillage and have worked with her on […]

Tre Critelli, inducted into the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers

Mar 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Practice Notes

Tre Critelli-Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers We are pleased to announce that Tre Critelli was formally inducted into the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers at the 2014 Annual Meeting.  Tre is currently practicing at the Iowa Supreme Court’s Office of Professional Regulation.  He practiced with us for many years  before going to the Commission. Tre is also a […]

International Business Risk: Cross-Border Insolvency

Sep 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Practice Notes

In this age of international commerce and global markets it is sometimes difficult to assess the financial stability of your overseas partner, supplier or customer. The distances involved often make visiting their office, plant or retail outlet an impossibility or, at the minimum highly impractical, and differences created by language, custom and culture further complicate […]

When Parents Abduct: Reflections on the Hague Convention

May 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Practice Notes

As the world continues to get smaller and international travel more common, areas of the law once thought to be of primarily local jurisdiction are now turning out to have international complications. Nowhere is this more evident then in the area of family law. Marriages between citizens of differing countries can be extremely beneficial and […]

The Impact of Data Mining and Predictive Analysis on the Law of Fraud and Deceit

Oct 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Practice Notes

Claims for civil fraud and deceit have always presented a challenge to lawyers. Historically, of all the torts it has been the most difficult to prove. The problem has been a three hundred old pesky legal element called “scienter”. Now, thanks to twenty first century technology of data mining and predictive analysis scienter has been […]

Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgments in the United States

Jun 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Practice Notes

Thanks in large part to the Internet, more US-based businesses are getting involved in international transactions than ever before. While there are certainly many benefits to such transactions, there are also detriments. Key among them is what happens when the US-based company fails to pay its bill. Whilst bringing a lawsuit against the US-based company […]

New life for an old evidence rule

Feb 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Practice Notes

Homeowners in the midst of foreclosure proceedings are giving new life to the “best evidence” rule. If it’s been a while since you’ve uttered that phrase, we’ve posted a quick primer.

The (In)famous Charles Ponzi

Jan 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Practice Notes

Ever wonder where the term Ponzi Scheme came from? Meet Mr. Charles Ponzi.  Mr. Ponzi came to America from Italy around 1903. Unfortunately he is famous not for what he did for America but what he did to it. Ponzi was the only person in America to have a crime named after him. In the […]

PRESS RELEASE: President Critelli’s Final Report to the Courts and the Public

Jun 26th, 2005 | By | Category: Practice Notes

June 17, 2005 To the Honorable Justices and Judges of the Courts of Iowa: The President of the Iowa State Bar Association’s Report to the Courts A learned society, a guild, a general council; what exactly is the The Iowa State Bar Association? One thing it is not… it is not a trade association, for, […]

Rules of Conduct Tip #1

Apr 11th, 2005 | By | Category: Practice Notes

Be prepared! The Supreme Court is presently deliberating and will soon adopt new Rules (as compared to the present Code) of Professional Conduct. The Rules will present a signifiant change to the way we practice law. Most commentors focus on the Rules relating to client confidentiality or conflict of interest. However there are other changes […]